Tuesday, April 10, 2007

For God So Loved...

By far, most of the folks I visit at M.D. Anderson are people of strong, life-long faith, who feel the love of God and who have lived lives of response to that love.

Sometimes, though, I visit folks who for various reasons are uncertain of their relationship with God. Yesterday was such a day. Cancer had brought several people I visited to focus on their relationship with God. Each told me a story that communicated their faith, but also related that for much of their life they had not lived in relationship with God, through choices they had made.

I really can't describe the joy of being able to help them refocus on the amazing love that God has for us -- how He pursues us even when we don't want to be caught -- how He's waiting for us to come back to Him as so beautifully told in the story of the prodigal son.

I'm especially thankful today for a God who never gives up on any of us, a God who loves us unconditionally.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Green After the Storm

Here's a shot of the native forest behind our fence after the big rains of yesterday. EVERYTHING is green, including the massive poison ivy vines surrounding the trunks. It's just so amazing how God brings vibrant, new life from what were just bare branches only a few weeks ago.

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